Herald photographers take top awardsFebruary 25, 2019
From local sources
MUNCIE — Herald photographer Sarah Ann Jump was named 2018 Indiana Photographer of the Year for the third year in a row this weekend.
The award, given for the best portfolio of photographs from 2018, was part of the judging at the Indiana News Photographers Association contest in Muncie.
Evansville Courier and Press photographers Denny Simmons and Sam Owens placed second and third, respectively, in the same category.
Former Herald intern Nic Antaya, a student at Michigan State University, was honored as Indiana College Photographer of the Year in the student portion of the contest. Antaya interned at The Herald from July through December of last year. Runner-up College Photographer of the Year was Marlena Sloss, a graduate student at Ohio University, who interned at The Herald January through June 2018.
In total, Jump, Antaya and Sloss combined to win 26 awards.
Jump was also awarded first place in the feature story category, Best of Show and the John Ahlhauser Award, a prize given for the best long-term project, for her “Love Is Not A Memory” story about Ed and Karen Young of Jasper as they faced Karen’s dementia. The same story was also recently awarded first place in the Pictures of the Year International contest.
Jump’s other wins included the Community Awareness award with a portfolio of images from Northeast Dubois High School, first place in the news story category with a photo essay from the Dubois County 4-H Fair, runner-up Sports Photographer of the Year and Monthly Clip Contest Photographer of the Year.
Also winning three awards, including second runner-up College Photographer of the Year, was Kaiti Sullivan, who will intern at The Herald beginning in July. Sullivan is a recent graduate of Ball State University and is currently interning at the Flint (Michigan) Journal.
The judges for the contest were Judy Walgren of Michigan State University, Meg Vogel of The Cincinnati Enquirer and Andrew Nelles of The Tennessean.
The Herald has captured the Photographer of the Year award the past seven years, and eight of the past 10 years.
Jump and former Herald photographer Dave Weatherwax each won the award for three consecutive years. Herald publisher Justin Rumbach and former Herald photographer Rachel Mummey also won the state’s top honor.
The Herald’s winning images can be viewed at indiananewsphotographers.org.
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